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CyberLink Adds 360-Degree Video Playback Support to PowerDVD

360 video support in PowerDVD, the world’s #1 media player, marks CyberLink’s first step to make immersive VR software accessible to mainstream consumers


Taipei, Taiwan – WEBWIRE

CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), the world’s leading consumer multimedia software company, today announced an update to its flagship media playback program, PowerDVD, that enables users to watch 360 degree video.

Building on its market and technology leadership, CyberLink is committed to drive innovation in consumer VR and 360-degree video. A rapidly growing number of immersive 360 videos are created using specialized cameras capable of simultaneously recording all 360-degrees of a scene. When playing a 360 video using PowerDVD, users can pan and rotate the perspective to watch content from different angles, immersing themselves into the environment unfolding on the screen and able to fully enjoy 360 video content.

“360 video is an ideal medium to introduce people to the immersive world of virtual reality,” said Dr. Jau Huang, CEO of CyberLink . “Today’s exciting update to PowerDVD allows everyday consumers to enjoy 360 video with all the quality enhancements synonymous with the PowerDVD brand. However, consumption is just one side of the equation, and CyberLink will be making some very exciting announcements in the coming weeks regarding immersive content creation.”

Availability and Pricing
Owners of PowerDVD 16 Ultra can download and install a free update providing 360-degree video support. Subscription, perpetual licenses and upgrades are available at the following prices:

  • PowerDVD Live: US$44.99/12 month or US $14.99/3 month subscription
  • PowerDVD 16 Ultra: US$99.95
  • PowerDVD 16 Pro: US$79.95
  • PowerDVD 16 Standard: US$59.95
  • Upgrades start from US$44.95.

About CyberLink
CyberLink (5203.TW) is a world leader in multimedia software design. Since 1996, CyberLink has transformed how people enjoy and create media on PCs, mobile devices and in the Cloud. The company’s award-winning products are sold to all major PC manufacturers as well as millions of customers worldwide. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, CyberLink also runs regional operations through offices in the US, Japan, Europe and Asia-Pacific territories. Further information about CyberLink can be found at cyberlink.com.

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